Education and communication priced at $20 in 2000 $26.81 in 2019

Historical Price Inflation for Education and communication

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Prices for Education And Communication, 2000-2019 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for education and communication were 34.05% higher in 2019 versus 2000 (a $6.81 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2019: Education and communication experienced an average inflation rate of 1.55% per year. In other words, education and communication costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $26.81 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.08% during this same period, inflation for education and communication was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 1.33%, which is below the average yearly change for education and communication during the 2000-2019 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for education and communication was lower.

Price Inflation for Education and communication since 1993

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1994 (3.86%), 1995 (3.79%), and 1996 (3.42%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Education and communication:

Year 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
CPI 85.567 88.867 92.233 95.392 98.492 100.275 101.183 102.533 105.242 107.892 109.792 111.567 113.692 116.750 119.573 123.629 127.395 129.924 131.466 133.845 135.886 137.514 138.202 139.127 136.501 136.782 137.450

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Education and communication, over time, for $20 beginning in 2000. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2000 $20.00 1.33%
2001 $20.53 2.64%
2002 $21.05 2.52%
2003 $21.42 1.76%
2004 $21.76 1.62%
2005 $22.18 1.90%
2006 $22.77 2.69%
2007 $23.32 2.42%
2008 $24.11 3.39%
2009 $24.85 3.05%
2010 $25.34 1.98%
2011 $25.64 1.19%
2012 $26.11 1.81%
2013 $26.51 1.53%
2014 $26.82 1.20%
2015 $26.96 0.50%
2016 $27.14 0.67%
2017 $26.63 -1.89%
2018 $26.68 0.21%
2019 $26.81 0.49%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for education and communication, 2000-2019

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2019 / CPI in 2000 * 2000 USD value = 2019 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Education and communication was 102.533 in the year 2000 and 137.450 in 2019:

137.450 / 102.533 * $20 = $26.81

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $26.81 in 2019 (in the CPI category of Education and communication).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Education and communication in 1993. In addition to education and communication, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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